| Khal Baharulalam & Aziz Idris |
THE Nationhood and Community Relations Division of the Information Department and the Scholarship Division under the Ministry of Education (MoE) have begun an Overseas Undergraduate Civic Village Camp in Temburong District on
Conducted for the second time this year, the five-day Civic Village course is attended by undergraduates studying in the United Kingdom, Malaysia, Egypt and Jordan.
The course aims to provide participants with a better insight of current affairs involving the nation and the government, and further instil in them the country’s Malay Islamic Monarchy (MIB) philosophy, in a bid to encourage students to pursue their cultural values everywhere.
The Civic Village camp is offering a number of programmes including briefings from government agencies and discussions with senior government officials.
Divided into seven sessions, the course will give participants a first-hand outlook on governmental operations and infrastructure. Representatives from Universiti Brunei Darussalam (UBD), Ministry of Religious Affairs (MoRA), Ministry of Education (MoE), Information Department, Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) and the Department of Economic Planning and Development (JPKE) will lead the classes.
Aside from matters pertaining to nationhood, activities aimed at empowering students to make them better equipped, not only in academic issues but also in matters pertaining to personal development, such as sports and character-building, will also take place during the course.
Present at the 2014 Second Civic Village Camp were Co-Chairpersons Awang Mawardi bin Haji Mohammad, the Acting Director of the Information Department and Awang Haji Ibrahim bin Haji Bagol, the Senior Special Duties Officer – both delivered their encouragement in their speeches.
Following the conclusion of the Civic Village Camp on September 11, the participants will join a charity works programme for two less fortunate families in Temburong District.